Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Essentials

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Essentials

The Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Certified Implementation Specialist certification is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in implementing Oracle's Exalytics In-Memory Machine solutions. This certification covers topics such as: Oracle Times Ten for Exalytics, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, Oracle Essbase, Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing score subject to change. View Details
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release X3-4
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy


Recommended Training
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Specialist Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle University Training
Oracle Exalytics: Administration Seminar
Oracle BI 11g: New Features and Exalytics


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

Exalytics Overview

  • Provide an overview of Oracle Exalytics
  • Describe the Oracle Exalytics products and components
  • Describe the Hardware components of Exalytics
  • Provide an overview of In Memory Analytics
  • Describe the Memory Allocation in Exalytics

Exalytics Architecture

  • Design an Exalytics architecture
  • Install and configure the  components within Exalytics
  • Configure the management of Exalytics
  • Configure disk and memory storage
  • Design High Availability within Exalytics

In Memory Analytics

  • Manage data for In Memory Analytics
  • Configure Times Ten In memory Database
  • Describe the enhancements to Essbase
  • Explain a replicated Data Warehouse
  • Configure Intelligent Cache
  • Implement tuning parameters to increase performance

Advanced User Interactions

  • Create advanced Dashboard Interactions
  • Implement a partial dashboard refresh
  • Implement autocomplete prompts
  • Develop and implement Right Click Interactions

Network Configuration

  • Describe Exalogic’s highly available network
  • Access InfiniBand switch from the command line
  • Compare various InfiniBand communication methods
  • Describe the purpose of bonded network interfaces or IPMP groups
  • Isolate application networks using VLAN, IB Partitions, subnets 
  • Describe the different types of networks in Exalogic
  • Identify and set up IPoIB and EoIB network interfaces
  • Monitor the InfiniBand fabric from the command line
  • Create and configure floating IPs, virtual network interfaces and IPMP groups
  • Create and set up Solaris zones

Times Ten

  • Describe Times Ten In-memory Database
  • Describe the Exalytics features of Times Ten
  • Implement Times Ten in Exalytics
  • Configure In Memory database caching
  • Implement separate Instances in TimesTen
  • Execute the tools to load Times Ten
  • Implement Times Ten in High Availability (HA)
  • Configure Times Ten RAM policy, partition and config Files

Summary Advisor

  • Describe Summary Advisor
  • Explain the requirements for Summary Advisor
  • Implement the Summary Advisor Aggregate Life Cycle
  • Implement Greedy Algorithm
  • Design and develop Summary Advisor Tables
  • Describe the Summary Advisor Steps and Wizard
  • Describe the Model Checker
  • Describe the differences between Summary Advisor and Aggregate Persistance
  • Implement the Targets for Summary Advisor

BI Server and Exalytics

  • Describe the Summary Advisor Aggregate Life Cycle - Algo and its use by the BI server

Essbase and Exalytics

  • Explain the Essbase specific features for Exalytics
  • Describe the EPM components that can be installed on Exalytics
  • Describe the EPM components that cannot be installed on Exalytics
  • Implement EPM on Exalytics
  • Optimize ESSBASE for Exalytics
  • Design and implement deployment scenarios and Opatch installation

Exalytics Installation

  • Explain all the components that can be installed on Exalytics
  • Explain the process for installing on Exalytics
  • Design Exalytics Software Architecture
  • Install Exalytics components
  • Implement the directory structure and standards

Exalytics and Exadata

  • Configure Exalytics for Exadata
  • Describe the impact of OVM on Exalytics and Exadata
  • Implement Infiband Connectivity to Exadata
  • Configure the Infiband connection to improve performance
  • Implement the process in choosing the Subnet Manager
  • Explain the Kernam Module

Automated Storage Management and Auto Service Requests

  • Design and implement Automated Storage Management
  • Activate Exalytics assets
  • Install and Configure Telemetry sources
  • Configure Exalytics machine assets in my Oracle support
  • Describe sending test alerts


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